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Polo from the past

Spotted this on the Hardcourt blog. Scan is from Fixed Gear on Flickr. Photo is from a match at Hearne Hill! Incidentally a bunch of old polo bikes were recently rescued from Hearne Hill

European Hardcourt Bike Polo Showdown Zurich

Got this email a little while ago…

Hello European Bikepolo Teams

We’re glad to invite you to the first European Hardcourt Bikepolo Showdown. The Tournament will take place on the 18th of october as a part of the Bicycle Film Festival in Zurich. We have confirmed registration form all over Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. Of course the main challenge will be to beat the current european champion Team Basel. We will play in a big warehouse so you dont have to worry about weather and temperature. Besides Polo and the Movies there will be other Bike Messenger related stuff going on all over the weekend. So we promise that the journey to Switzerland will definitely be worth it. If you’re interested in entering the Bike Polo Tournament please write an email to jerome@thiriet.net to register. More Info and a flyer will be up soon. Check back on fahrradkurier.ch for updates!

This looks good, and playing in a big warehouse sounds like fun, more info on http://bikepoloshowdown.wir24.de.

And if you fancy more European polo action check out Sweden on 14/09 for the Swedish Open Cycle Polo Championship more info http://club.kometbicycles.se/.

ECMC bike polo video

Check out this video from Juli she made about the European Cycle Messenger Championships bike polo competition which took place a few weeks ago in Eindhoven. Watch it big for extra fun.

London Bike Polo League picking up steam

So check out the website and show some interest. The basic premise is that asside from having irreuglar tournaments there would be a constantly running leage open to any teams. The details are still being thrashed out but it all sounds promising!

Londons Calling is on!

Here’s a reminder to get down to the Foundry and check out Londons Calling this weekend. Pictures of the main prize are up onthe LC blog already….

If you are reading this you will have noticed that http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com is now gone and this is its replacement! Please update your bookmarks, posts, friends etc.

Shoreditch Polo Invite and whats next?

Yesterday was a day of packed polo action as around 30 teams competed for polo victory in court built for the competition next to Shoreditch Park. In the end Bike Polo Munchen walked away with the trophy and there were some very exciting games along the way. Well done to everyone who played, took part and organised! More follow up soon…

But for now look whats coming up…

This weekend – London’s Calling, a follow up to last year’s great event….

And in just over two month’s time….

New short film on Brick Lane Bike Polo

Check this rather nicely shot vid from Matthew Walker on the fantastic Mr. Smeear and Brick Lane Bike Polo shot a few months ago…

26 July – Grass Polo Tournament – West London

Vintage polo bikes rescued!

I’ve always wondered what was going on with the ancient polo bikes which were rotting away at Herne Hill Velodrome. They had been used for grass games in the past but recently we have heard nothing of them. So it was great to here that Rollapaluza CC has recently purchaed the 11 reminaing bikes and now plans to totally overhaul them so they can be used once again!

Apparently they need quite a lot of work on them so any donations of time and spare parts (26″ wheels!) would be much appreciated. The aim is to get them fixed up and suitably stored at Herne Hill so we can eventually play some grass games.


A few more details on London FGSS and photos from Flickr.

Sticky: Register before 10/07 for Shoreditch polo tournament

August 17th: as part of the Shoreditch Festival we will be hosting a day of bike polo compteition. Register your team now by emailing roxy@trixiechix.com (deadline 10th July, and its free!) for your chance to compete and win prizes from our many wonderfull sponsors as well as a free saddle for each rider from Brooks! Read the full details below…

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